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It has been more than three millennia since the ancient galactic empire crumbled and the great races retreated into remote and safe areas of space. But now, as the great races once more delve into the heart of the galaxy, the balance of power has become increasingly fragile.
The galactic council on central Mercatol Rex has turned into a hotbed of deceit and political power plays. In the vast expanses of space, mighty fleets hover in tense anticipation while trade wars rage across the stars.
As the galaxy stands on the brink of a new age, the great races prepare themselves for the struggle to become the progenitors of a new galactic empire....
We have played this game once per month for the past two years and we never tire of it. The tile placement and race selection insure a different game each time it is played. The tech tree advancement requires decisions on advancing for the win or creating a navy to kick some butt.
We are a group of attorneys and law enforcement officers and we love the alliance building and frequent 'i need to talk to you outside' moments. There is plenty of bullying, backstabbing and diplomacy. We have found smooth talkers sometimes fare better than good statagists, but gunboat diplomacy rules.
i highly recommend this game.
TI will become a classic. It is, without a doubt, the best 'Master of Orion' style space opera game available at this time. Also note that there is huge support for play by e-mail (PBEM). The best site to get started playing by e-mail, or simply reading about strategies, races, and variants, is the Unofficial Twilight Imperium Site at http:\\redridgegames.com\TI.
I bought it on a whim, after hearing about it on the internet. I wanted the playing pieces mostly, for a game I had made. I read the maual,which needs help in the tech. writing side of the house, but was extreamly impressed by the mechanics, you really have to think while playing.Strategy,diplomacy,underhanded betral; its all here. There are some unofficial PBEM sites and thats were the game excels. So if your looking for game worth the money you spend here it is.